HI-San Francisco Downtown is housed in a renovated hotel in the heart of San Francisco's tourist district, in a vibrant neighbourhood filled with clubs, restaurants, bars and theatres. It’s just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the South of Market neighbourhood.

The hostel has all the modern-day comforts you'd expect and provides both private and dorm rooms, with a maximum of 4 beds per dorm. Free continental breakfast is provided, there’s a guest kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and a theatre-style media room with wide-screen satellite TV and two movie screenings nightly.

HI-San Francisco Downtown is within easy walking distance of popular attractions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, the Metreon entertainment complex and IMAX theater, and the enormous Westfield shopping center. You can also catch the cable car and cruise your way up to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf.

What travellers think...

Best for

  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising

Green rating



Best hostel experience ever!! I came to SF to visit a friend, and thought I would spend majority of time exploring the city by myself when my friend was busy - instead I got to hang out with so many fellow travelers. The staff was very friendly and the events are excellent, personally love the beer tasting.


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Tue 15 Apr 2014


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Sun 13 Apr 2014

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Exploratorium Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Park Toil Tower Union Square

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Thu 17 Jan 2013

Budget meal tip

This is downtown hostel hence various restaurants are easily available on walking distance. As well there is nearby supermarket from there you can easily get ready to eat things.

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Thu 03 Apr 2014